Course Enrollment


Summer Academy course enrollment: May 1 – August 3, 2017

Once you have successfully completed all steps to register for the Summer Academy program please see below for next steps on course enrollment. 

Summer Academy students take 2 courses for a total of up to 7 credits over the course of the program:

Course #1 (required)

Navigating the Research University (STEV 26)
Credits: 2

Enrollment process: Self-enroll
Once you have registered for Summer Academy and have received your UCSC Gold and Blue passwords via email, login to my.ucsc.edu to add/drop summer classes in your cart. Click here for more information on how to enroll in courses.

There are several sections of STEV 26 - pick the one that works best for your schedule.

Navigating the Research University explores critical engagement in education at research universities with a special emphasis for incoming frosh. The course introduces ways to make the most of academic life and investigates strategies for clarifying educational goals and devising a plan for success here at UCSC. This course is required to participate in the First Year Academy. Academy students must remain enrolled in this course to receive the exclusive 25% off Summer Academy tuition discount. 
Click here to view last year's syllabi, this will give you an idea of the course's workload.
Course #2
Course of your choice offered during session 2. Guidance on selecting courses.
Credits: 5
Enrollment process: Self-enroll 
Once you have registered for Summer Academy and have received your UCSC Gold and Blue passwords via email, login to my.ucsc.edu to add/drop summer classes in your cart. Click here for more information on how to enroll in courses.
Choose from over 200 classes* towards your degree! Take an intro class to get a feel for a discipline, tackle a prerequisite for fall, take advantage of smaller class sizes and complete a General Education requirement, pursue an area of study you are passionate about. Start your degree, GPA and path to graduation strong!

Guidance on selecting courses:

Important reminder: The Summer Academy program takes place during Session 2 of the summer quarter. Please select course(s) offered during Session 2.
  • Check the 2017 Course Highlights for a list of suggested courses for incoming frosh from the Academic Advising community.
  • See the Summer Session website for a list of classes offered during the summer
  • Explore summer session courses through class search. Be sure to select the ‘Summer Quarter’ term and ‘Summer Session 2 (5 Weeks)'.
  • Get started with the Frosh Advising Guide from Undergraduate Advising.

  • Interested in getting a General Education Requirement met? Read up on UCSC’s GE Requirements.

*Math courses require placement at the appropriate level; more information about math placement can be found here.

Questions about how to enroll in courses? Contact summeracademy@ucsc.edu